In our latest look at the people behind SophosLabs, we talk to Rowland Yu about his recommendations for those trying to get into computer security, his favorite book and how he's great at cooking chinese food.
Last week Wikileaks released an enormous collection of mysterious 'insurance' data on to the web. The data was released in 3 sizeable torrent files alongside a message asking the people of earth to mirror the data far and wide. But what's in the files?
UK police routinely pass on personal information they hold, including central criminal records and huge swathes of material held by local forces, to the RSPCA - a non-government body with no official requirement to reveal who it holds data about, what data it holds, how it stores it or for how long.
In a blog post, a senior Microsoft executive has warned users of Windows XP to get a move on and upgrade to shinier, newer versions of Windows. He warns, come April 2014, official support for XP ends and its vulnerabilities will be wide open to potential attackers.
What do you do if Facebook doesn't take your vulnerability report seriously? This security researcher decided the best way to get Facebook to listen was go right to the top - he hacked Mark Zuckerberg's page.
The service has algorithms that will splice and dice the tweets from your live self, learn as it goes along how to sound something like pre-mortem you, and then take over, one assumes, when the zombie apocalypse renders your fingers a bit spongy.
Last week a furore erupted over a statement Google made about privacy - it was widely interpreted as having said that Gmail users could have no legitimate expectation of privacy. Then Google was widely re-interpreted as not having said that. So what happened, what did it say, and now that the mistake has been corrected is everything rosy in the garden?